VACATIONS YOU CAN BELIEVE IN
Journeying to Devine Destinations Around the World
In fact, each year, more and more travelers are interested in exploring sites with unique spiritual significance. On these spiritual journeys, they are looking for a meaningful vacation experience: One where they can explore the roots of their faith by walking in the footsteps of religious leaders while also encountering a transformation or deepened sense of wisdom about the world.
And spiritual destinations are as diverse as the experiences they offer. They could be the location where a religious teacher was born, a miracle occurred or a place that holds other sacred significance. Below are some of the world’s most popular spiritual destinations and the Globus or Cosmos vacations offered in each region.
The Holy Land (Israel & Jordan):
Whether you’re interested in following the “Way of the Cross” in Jerusalem or floating on the Dead Sea, the “Holy Land” is arguably the most important spiritual destination in the world.
With more than two million tourists annually, Jerusalem is an important destination for Islam, Christianity and Judaism alike. For Christians, Jerusalem is the site of the Last Supper, the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus. And it’s here that the Globus family of brands offers travelers the chance to see and experience some of the world’s most life-altering, divine discoveries thanks to two popular vacations: Globus’ 9-day Journey Through the Holy Land tour and Cosmos’ 9-day Holy Land Discovery vacation.
More than four million people visit the Vatican in Rome every year. An important destination for Catholics, it is home to monuments of the religion’s most important saints. It is also said that it was here where St. Peter took his last breath.
Perhaps that’s why Italy has become a top-selling destination for Globus’ and Cosmos’ religious travelers (with Globus’ 11-day Grand Catholic Italy vacation and Cosmos’ 9-day Spiritual Highlights of Italy journey).
Greece & Turkey:
Famed Apostle Paul is known to have traveled through Greece & Turkey in the Bible’s New Testament. Thessalonika, for instance, was the center of Paul’s activities in northern Greece. It is where he preached, founded a church and wrote two epistles: Acts 17: 1-9 and 1 and 2 Thessalonians. On Globus’ 10-day Footsteps of Apostle Paul – one of the company’s most sought-after itineraries – travelers will walk in Paul’s footsteps while learning more about the foundations of their faith.
Famous for the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes, with 7 million travelers annually, the southern French town of Lourdes is a popular catholic destination as is Lisbon, Fátima and Santarém. Religious travelers can see these popular destinations, shrines and more on Globus’ 12-day Marian Shrines of Europe and Cosmos’ NEW 12-day Shrines of France & Lourdes.
For more information about the world’s most popular spiritual sites and the Globus and Cosmos vacation packages that take travelers to these destinations, click on Globus Tours